When it comes to this year's Fantasy Football draft, kickers – as they are every year – are never worth drafting until very late in the drafts. Many smart fantasy drafters will even wait until the final two picks of the draft to choose a starting and backup kicker and some will even choose to not get a backup since most kickers are worth limited points every week. Only few kickers – those on teams who don’t score a lot of touchdowns and rely on field goals – are worth even reaching for in a fantasy draft.

Here is a look at the 2017 fantasy football draft kicker rankings as the NFL training camps are officially underway.

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Tier 1: Kicker Rankings

The first tier of 2017 fantasy football draft kicker rankings are those players you want to target in the mid rounds of most drafts. When it comes to finding starting kickers earlier in drafts, there are very few that are worth the reach. With even backup quarterbacks and running backs more valuable than a Top Tier kicker, the players need to be very special to reach higher than double-digit rounds to grab one.

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Here is a look at the top tier of kickers based mostly on field goal opportunities, kicking accuracy, and a possible bonus for the ability to kick longer field goals.

1. Justin Tucker

2. Dan Bailey

3. Stephen Gostkowski

4. Dustin Hopkins

5. Matt Bryant

Tier 2: Kicker Rankings

The second tier of 2017 fantasy football draft kicker rankings include those remaining players that should be starting for most fantasy teams.

Here is a look at the kickers that should be able to provide decent points for most fantasy teams on a weekly basis and are worth starting every week they play.

6. Cairo Santos

7. Adam Vinatieri

8. Mason Crosby

9. Caleb Sturgis

10. Josh Lambo

11. Sebastian Janikowski

12. Matt Prater

Tier 3: Backup Kicker Rankings:

The third tier of 2017 fantasy football draft kicker rankings are backups and plug-in starters as well as insurance policies in case of emergencies.

These are players you could start but should never be your first option.

13. Wil Lutz

14. Stephan Hauschka

15. Nick Novak

16. Ryan Succop

17. Brandon McManus

18. Jason Myers

19. Roberto Aguayo

20. Phil Dawson

21. Blair Walsh

22. Chris Boswell

23. Andrew Franks

24. Kai Forbath

Avoid these kickers

Finally, here are kickers you should avoid at all costs.

25. Robbie Gould

26. Greg Zuerlein

27. Jake Elliott

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Zane Gonzalez

29. Harrison Butker

30. Connor Barth

31. Chandler Catanzaro

32. Aldrick Rosas

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